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Ice blamed for Ottawa pedestrian accident resulting in severe head injury and a fractured ankle. Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth shares news.

Ottawa Pedestrian Accident

A strange twist of events led to a terrible Ottawa accident that left a woman  trapped under a van for close to 45 minutes this morning at 7:30 am. The Ottawa accident occurred at Woodroffe and Knoxdale roads. The 48 year old pedestrian became trapped after she slipped on ice at the entrance to a parking lot. A vehicle that was passing  hit the woman while turning right into the parking lot. Ottawa rescue crews needed to free the woman who was trapped under the vehicle. Ottawa Police reported that the driver had been looking in another direction and didn’t see the woman until it was too late. As soon as he noticed her, he tried to stop but it was too late and he too slid on the ice. The pedestrian suffered a fractured ankle and a serious head injury . She was rushed to the Civic Hospital in serious but thankfully stable condition. My thoughts are with her and her family and I wish her a full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents and Insurance

Unfortunately most pedestrian accidents result in serious personal injuries.  Pedestrian accidents are also  some of the most confusing for people who don’t have insurance because they aren’t sure where to start or how to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. That’s where our experienced personal injury lawyers come in . Our lawyers ensure that our clients are getting all the supports, this means appointments with specialists, filling out complicated insurance forms, setting up assessments and making sure that our clients receive maximum compensation.  Most pedestrians accidents involved suing the insurance company of the driver who hit the pedestrian. Our lawyers are here to explain the entire process by offering free consultations and can travel to you. Let us help.

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